Kansas ranchers will be able to tap into funds that can help improve water supplies to their herds. Greg Foley, with the state department of agriculture, says the half-million dollars set aside for a new cost-sharing program should help about 250 ranchers...and he's already on the lookout for ways to increase the available funds.
Foley says all livestock watering facilities are eligible to participate in the program, with up to $4000 available per landowner.
Cattle Ranchers to Receive Water Systems Aid
Ranchers in Kansas now have funding available to improve their water supplies. The Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced a new program that will help ranchers pay for upgrades to make water more accesible to their livestock. Greg Foley, with the ag department's conservation division, says ranchers need the help so they can keep and feed their cattle, rather than sending them off to slaughter too early.
Foley says the cost-sharing program will help reimburse ranchers and landowners who make improvements to livestock water supplies.